Everest Classic Trekking (21 days)
Everest Classic TrekkingSince early days of the climbing history in Nepal’s top of the World 8,848m peak has had drawn many adventure seekers to scale it and hold world record and trekkers to glimpse its amazing views. Mt. Everest trekking route becomes one of the most popular trails among the outfitters. Getting a test of unique Sherpa cultural hospitalities the most of the trekking days will be spent above altitude of 3000m in the Khumbu and Imja Khola valleys exploration- there will be plenty of time to enjoy the local culture of the Sherpa people, visiting ancient monasteries, learn about Buddhism influence in Sherpa’s life and traditional farming system will add to your journey an unforgettable experiences.
Your trekking to the Everest region will begin with exiting STOL flight to Lukla at 2800 meter above sea level. The trail passes through the picturesque Sherpa cultural villages of around together stunning mountain views via meadow land of upper Khumbu valley and finally you will be at Gorakshep (5140m) the last stop point and from there ascent of Kalapatthar ridge (5545m) from where you can observe classic views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Mt Pumori and its many surrounding peaks. You will be also exploring up to the Everest Base Camp and Khumbu glacier section observation along the entire trip. Besides you will be crossing also the famous Cho La pass and enjoy its best panoramic views from Gokyo Lake.
Classic Everest Region Trek
Everest Base Camp/Kalapatthar/Chola Pass/Gokyo Lake
20-days Customized Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu you will be met by our airport representative to pick up you to transfer at hotel and overnight stay in B.B. basis.
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley by private transport- Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square after sightseeing back to hotel and overnight stay in B.B. basis.
Day 03: Early in the morning drive to airport and fly to Lukla (2800m). Up on arrival at Lukla have a breakfast and commence the trekking up to Phakding (2610m) and after 3 hour easy walking overnight at teahouse lodge. (B.L.D.)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3500m) -About 4-5 hour hiking via Dudh Koshi river bank and ascending of Namche Hill you will be reached at remarkable town of Sherpa land Namche Bazaar which is the largest and most prosperous settlement in the Khumbu valley. It is also a historical trading center of the region- foods, salt, clothes and other stuffs are shopped by locals. Late afternoon visit the town and overnight at teahouse lodge. (B.L.D.)
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar- Before processing ahead extra day for rest is required to adjust with thin air of high land. Explore around visit early morning to the Everest view point after back from there rest at hotel and afternoon visit Sherpa museum. There you can see the traditional custom of Sherpa people and great photographs of Everest summiteers and overnight at teahouse lodge. (B.L.D.)
Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m) – From Namche Bazaar the trail climbs up and down to Sanasa and the trail descends gradually to Teshinga and then it drops steeply to Phunki Thanga there you will be crossing Dudh Koshi river. After climbing two hour from Phunki Thanga you will reach at Tengboche. Tengboche is a religious place for the Sherpa people of the entire Solukhumbu area. Here you will visit the Tengboche Monastery which is one of the biggest monastery of the region. During the fullmoon in November the monastery celebrates famous Mani Rimdu festival. For your overnight stay there at teahouse lodge. (B.L.D.)
Day 07: Trek Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m) – From Tengboche you will drop first the tiny village of Debuche and after crossing the Imja Khola bridge you will be at Pangboche (3860m). From Pangboche village you will be entering the alpine meadow land towards Shomare. The trail then passes to Orsho from beyond Orso the route splits to Dingboche to the right and left hand side trail to Pheriche (4240m). Pheriche is the windiest place of the Khumbu valley we refer you to best stay at Dingbuche which is also warm and sunshiny long day. For your overnight stay there at teahouse lodge. (B.L.D.)
Day 08: Exploration day trip to Chhukung valley – After breakfast you will have trip to Chhukung valley from there you can observe the fifth highest peak Mt. Makalu (8586m) and Baruntse including Island peak and panoramic views of eastern Himalayan range. Afternoon back to Dingboche and overnight stay there at teahouse lodge. (B.L.D.)
Day 09: Trek Dingboche to Lobuche (4950m) – The trail ascends from Dingboche via big barren of meadow land and after crossing the bridge over glacier creek you will reach Duglha. From Duglha the trail steeply climbs up to the Khumbu glacier ridge and drops a bit to the valley of Lobuche (4930m). Up on arrival there have your lunch, rest and overnight stay there at teahouse lodge. (B.L.D.)
Day 10: Trek Lobuche to Ghorakshep (5140m) – After breakfast about 3 hours gradual walk from the Lobuche camp site you will be at your final destination of Mt. Everest trek Gorakshep, up on arrival be refresh, have a lunch and visit Everest Base Camp (5364m), or climb up to Kalapatthar ridge (5545m) for the spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumo Ri, Nuptse, Lintren and Khumbu glacier. After exploring around back to overnight stay at teahouse lodge. (B.L.D.)
Day 11: Morning explore around the Khumbu Glacier Section or climb up to Kalapatthar ridge for the last best view of your dream Mt. Everest, have a breakfast and trek back via same route to Dzongla (4830m). Coming back you will feel more comfortable for breathing even long day walking. Upon arrival rest and overnight stay there at teahouse lodge. (B.L.D.)
Day 12: From Dzongla now you are going for the pass, it will be long walking until the next stop so may you need to carry extra bottle of drinking water because on the way there is no any places for buying drinks. After the pass the trail drops down to the next camp site is called Thangnak(4700m). Upon arrival rest and overnight stay there at teahouse lodge. (B.L.D.)
Day 13: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4790m), from Thangnak the trail drop you first to Ngozumpa Glacier after crossing the glacier section you will be near by first Lake after continue the trek again you will have beautiful second lake and finally you will be in the Gokyo Lake which is considered as both Hindus and Buddhists secrete holy pilgrimage site. Upon arrival rest and overnight stay there at teahouse lodge. (B.L.D.)
Day 14: Explore around Gokyo Lake morning visit Gokyo Ri (5360m) from there you have stunning view of whole Everest region including Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Taboche. Rest and overnight stay there at teahouse lodge. (B.L.D.)
Day 15: Walk towards Cho Oyu Base Camp, explore around the far corner of Fik Lake and afternoon come back to stay over night at Gokyo. (B.L.D.)
Day 16: Trek back to Dole (4200m)-After breakfast the rout will be descending down via Dhudh Koshi River bank and on the way you will have many spots for wonderful panoramic views. (B.L.D.)
Day 17: Trek back to Namche Bazar_- After breakfast coming back from high to the lower altitude you will have very relax feeling and easy walk also you will be enjoying with the dramatic glimpse of several peaks as well as local cultural activities. You can mail to your friends or family and buy some lovely souvenirs from Everest trek. Upon arrival rest and overnight stay there at teahouse lodge. (B.L.D.)
Day 18: Trek back Namche Bazar to Phakding – After breakfast from there you will be descending down directly to the Dhudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River confluence first then easy walk via river bank up to the camp site. Upon arrival rest and overnight stay there at teahouse lodge. (B.L.D.)
Day 19: After breakfast from Phakding Village trek back to Lukla via same route again, be refreshed, have a lunch and rest at tea house lodge or afternoon free for personal activities and overnight stay there at teahouse lodge. (B.L.D.)
Day 20: Early in the morning, transfer to airport and fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu, end the trip and transfer to hotel, rest and afternoon free for personal activities.
Day 21: After breakfast transfer to airport for International departure.
Note: B.B – Bed and Breakfast, B.L.D – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
The cost includes the following services:
Airport transfers – pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
Entry permit to Sagarmatha National Park
Supporting staffs (trekking guide and porter), as well as their necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation in tea house lodge along the trail.
Domestic airfare and airport tax round trip (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu for the trekking )
3- Nights accommodation in Kathmandu in BB basis before and after the trek.
City Tours as per above program, inclusive of all entry permits, tour guide and transportation
Cost does not include:
International flight ticket and airport tax
Lunch and dinner during the Kathmandu stay
Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral/hot water), tips etc.
Personal trekking gear for the trip
Trekking Preparation and pre-departure meeting
The trekking trips are simply consider as a non-technical hiking journey for everyone to enjoy superb views of far and remote region of the Himalayan and its hidden cultural activities as well as natural biodiversity. But however some high passes along the trail moderately demanding steep climb up and long day hiking. Our trekking packages are designed on fact basis to acclimatize you gradually and not expected high altitude sickness. So it does not require you any special physical fitness just a sense of adventure and mentally prepared well is enough to enjoy the trekking holiday. We’d like to request you to be flexible with the situation caused by some unexpected circumstances during the journey.
Before going any outdoor trip we would like to request to our guests to be gathered at our office for pre-departure meeting as it is also prime concern to introduce with our team members -Trek Guide, trip staff and discuss about the trip system, timetable and other important matters to make your happy journey successful.
Services we provide for the trek
As the trekking package you have chosen for teahouse arrangement, our professional trek guide and porter handle everything. The meals and accommodations will be provided at available teahouse lodges along the way. And other necessary arrangements are also provided as mentioned in the package itinerary.
As the trekking package you have chosen for camping arrangement, we provide necessary camping gear, cooking utensils, foods, cook, kitchen staffs and porters.
Things you need to bring for the trip
Personal rucksack or duffel bag, small day pack, good quality trekking boots, stick, water bottle, personal sleeping bag, sun glass, sun cap, sun cream, rain coat, down/Gore-Tex Jacket, down jacket. thermal trousers, gloves, warm socks, shorts, sandals, T-shirts, pullover, flash light, personal toiletries, camera, binoculars, reading and writing materials, medicine recommended by your doctor.
Care of Environment
The care of environment is our prime concern responsibility to protect the wildness resources of Nepal for future generation. We practice and follow minimum impact polices on our every outdoor journey- by using gas or kerosene as a cooking fuel instead of local firewood. Moreover by disposing and cleaning both biodegradable and non-degradable properly from the campsite.